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5 Ways Facebook Can Ruin Your Wedding

Facebook has changed the way you plan your wedding. Here are five common social mishaps and how to avoid them from the moment you say “yes.”

by The Knot

5 Ways Facebook Can Ruin Your Wedding

Someone in your family found out on Facebook.

As soon as you change your status (woot!), there’s a family member or friend who’s mad they didn’t get the announcement via phone.

Our advice: Before you officially change your Facebook status, call your immediate family and closest friends with the news. Other friends and not-so-close relatives might appreciate a heartfelt email with the good news and your engagement story.

A so-called friend left a snarky comment on your Facebook wall about your ring photos.

Those ring photos that you posted in post-engagement bliss? Apparently, a sapphire is “just not their style.”

Our advice: Take the high road and ignore the comment. This would be the perfect time to clean closet and hide this person from your feed. (PS: We think sapphires are stunning.)

People assume they’re invited to your wedding because you’re Facebook friends.

For some, it’s hard to draw the line between friend and Facebook friend. Those who aren’t invited will inevitably post on your wall about their wedding invitation that’s lost in the mail.

Our advice: Refrain from sharing every detail of your wedding on Facebook. If (and when) you get the self-invited guest post on your wall, let them know that your venue and budget can only allow for a certain number of guests. (Hint: It’s not them.)

Some think that Facebook is the new RSVP card.

It’s hard to believe but we’ve heard of more than one couple who’s received a casual, “We’ll be there. And so will our four-plus guests,” Facebook message.

Our advice: Respond by asking them to return their card (that one with the stamp). This would also be the perfect time to politely inform them that you’ve reserved two seats in their honour and can’t wait to party together on your wedding day.

Facebook has made prewedding party privacy a thing of the past.

The bridal shower photos that were posted by your maid of honour might have a third cousin peeved because she didn’t get an invite. And those hens pics from your not-so-innocent Vegas trip gave everyone from your office a good laugh.

Our advice: Everyone loves sharing photos from wedding events — you’ll have tons of fun ones throughout your engagement. Create a wedding group on Facebook from the beginning to avoid hurt feelings and oversharing.

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